11.1 Storage Resources

Before the Kanaka Plug-in or Kanaka Desktop Client can mount a volume, the AFP/CIFS volume name must be stored in eDirectory for each volume on each server that a Kanaka-based client might want to connect to. This includes servers holding user home directories as well as servers holding collaborative storage.

In setting up the Storage Resource list, access can be provided through either AFP or CIFS/SMB. If both are configured, either one can be selected as the access method for a given volume.

As part of the configuration of Native File Access protocols, Apple Filing Protocol (AFP) must be configured for each server and volume. AFP requires that each volume be given a specific name. By default, this name follows the convention SERVER_NAME.VOLUME_NAME. However, these are simply default names and you can name the volumes anything you want. Also, the AFP volume information is not stored in eDirectory, but in AFP-related files. You can rename how the AFP volume is displayed with the appropriate AFP volume configuration file (for example, /etc/opt/novell/afptcpd/afpvols.conf).

IMPORTANT:AFP mounts on masOS Leopard and later are case-sensitive.

CIFS requires that each volume be given a specific CIFS virtual server name. By default, this name follows the convention SERVERNAME. In addition, the volume must be shared with a particular name. By default, all volumes are shared as their volume name (such as SYS or VOL1). However, these are simply default names and you can name the volumes anything you want. Also, CIFS share and volume information is not stored in eDirectory, but in CIFS-related files.

If only one protocol is configured, it is listed as the access method in the Client Access Protocol column of the Storage Resources list. If both protocols are configured, one access protocol is indicated as the selected protocol, and the option to change to the other is indicated in the same field.

Kanaka clients connect to the Kanaka Engine to retrieve volume and path information that can then be used to mount both user home directories and collaborative (group) storage located on file servers.

In order for Micro Focus Kanaka for Mac to convert a standard path into its AFP equivalent path, it must know the AFP volume name. Therefore, eDirectory must hold a copy of the AFP volume name. One of the Micro Focus Kanaka for Mac schema extensions is an attribute added to the VOLUME object class that allows you to store the AFP volume name along with the volume itself. The Kanaka eDirectory configuration interface adds the schema extensions and provides the Web-based user interface that allows you to set the attribute accordingly.

In order for Micro Focus Kanaka for Mac to convert a standard OES path into its CIFS equivalent path, it must know the CIFS virtual server name and shared volume names. Therefore, eDirectory must hold a copy of the CIFS virtual server name and shared volume names. One of the Micro Focus Kanaka for Mac schema extensions is an attribute added to the VOLUME object class that allows you to store the CIFS virtual server name along with the shared volume name itself. The Kanaka eDirectory Configuration Interface adds the schema extensions and provides the Web-based user interface that allows you to set the attribute accordingly.